"We do not want to install a consumer society, but to produce the goods and the services that people need," Mariela Castro said.
She added that Cuba's Communist Party was far less rigid than it once was but would remain in power as long as Cuba was a "besieged country," a thinly-veiled reference to the United States and US sanctions.
The Spanish daily El Pais in April cited an unnamed government official as saying Raul Castro will give a green light soon to migration reform, simplifying exit and entry permits and ending the requirement for people to get permission to leave the country.
JG: I certainly hope that Cuba's government will simplify and reform visa and entry requirements for those who left a long time ago and are not enemies of the Revolution. I will never ask for permission and/or a license from the U.S. OFAC Nazis to visit the island where I was born.